Child rights activists ask Congress not to lower age of criminal responsibility.
By Ryan D. Rosauro, Inquirer Mindanao
February 3, 2013
OZAMIZ CITY, Philippines — Child protection advocates are making a last ditch call on lawmakers to preserve the country’s gains in advancing children’s rights by opposing moves to lower the minimum age of criminal responsibility.
“We appeal to our Congressmen and Senators not to undo the positive achievement that our country has reached in protecting the rights of children in conflict with the law,” said Roldan Gonzales, convenor of the national coordinating group of the Kalibutan sa Katawhan Network (Kalitawhan).
Kalitawhan groups 29 civil society groups in the country that undertakes, among others, children’s rights education and advocacy.
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